The Real Housewives of New York City

10 Best Episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City

A fast-paced reality show that follows several incredibly busy and ambitious Manhattan women. Watch as they balance envious social calendars, challenging careers, and motherhood, with the hustle and bustle of the big city all around.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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The Real Housewives of New York City - S11E8

#15 - Birds, Broads and Breakups (Season 11 - Episode 8)

Tinsley and Luann attend an Al-Anon meeting; Dorinda joins Tinsley for a dress rehearsal before her big day as guest ringmaster at the Big Apple Circus; Ramona, Luann and Sonja run into Ramona's ex, Mario; Dorinda hosts a spa day for the ladies.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 72 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S7E1

#14 - The B Is Back (Season 7 - Episode 1)

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The episode was rated 7.63 from 64 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S3E16

#13 - Reunion, Part 2 (Season 3 - Episode 16)

Bravo gives fans of "The Real Housewives of New York City" an extra helping of drama when everyone's favorite Manhattanites reunite during the second part of the season three reunion special. Hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen, the reunion will bring all of the women together again on one stage: Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin, LuAnn de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 19 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S12E15

#12 - Episode 15 (Season 12 - Episode 15)

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The episode was rated 7.65 from 46 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S3E13

#11 - Shunburn (Season 3 - Episode 13)

The ladies' Virgin Islands getaway continues---but it's not a stunning development when Kelly departs the resort in the middle of the night. Before long, unexpected guests arrive at the island, and a warm welcome does not await them. Back in the Big Apple, Jill tries to reconcile with Ramona and Bethenny.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 31 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S12E23

#10 - Reunion Part 2 (Season 12 - Episode 23)

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The ladies relive their trips to the Hamptons, Newport and Mexico, including all the drama in between; Ramona addresses Leah's behavior, and tempers flare when she claims Leah ruined her birthday party with her risqué dance moves.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 41 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S7E23

#9 - Secrets Revealed (Season 7 - Episode 23)

Never-before-seen footage from season seven.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 19 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S12E4

#8 - Ain't No Party Like a Hamptons Party (Season 12 - Episode 4)

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Hamptons weekend wraps with a tennis grudge match between Luann and Ramona, while Sonja's dog groomers make a house call and Luann gets in on the action; a girls' night at Ramona's house turns into a wild ruckus.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 58 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S6E20

#7 - The Last Leg (Season 6 - Episode 20)

Sonja has a confrontation with Harry and LuAnn. Aviva makes her return to the group, which causes insults and accusations to be thrown around between the ladies.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 42 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S11E9

#6 - Tears of a Clown (Season 11 - Episode 9)

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Fresh off of her breakup, Tinsley prepares for her appearance as the guest ringmaster for the Big Apple Circus; Bethenny has a court appearance; Ramona takes Barbara shopping; at the circus, Tinsley descends from the rafters on a spinning hoop.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 75 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S6E11

#5 - The Ramona Trap (Season 6 - Episode 11)

The ladies confront Ramona about past behavior. Elsewhere, marital dissension plagues Kristen; LuAnn invites Carole on a double date; and Ramona sets out to make peace with Kristen.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 41 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S11E13

#4 - It’s Not You, It’s Miami (Season 11 - Episode 13)

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After Sonja crashes Lu’s rehearsal, Luann asks the women if they think Lady Morgan might be taking something to make her act this way. The ladies then head to Miami for fun, sun, and the revelation that Ramona made out with Harry Dubin. It’s all too much for Sonja to handle, and after a few drinks she lashes out at Luann and Ramona.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 85 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S2E14

#3 - Reunion: Watch What Happens Pt. 2 (Season 2 - Episode 14)

The conclusion of a reunion edition featuring Season 2 reflections.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 25 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S3E12

#2 - Sun, Sand and Psychosis (Season 3 - Episode 12)

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A Virgin Island getaway turns nasty when an argument breaks out between Kelly and Bethenny, ruining a peaceful breakfast and precipitating a meltdown for Kelly. Later, Bethenny cooks up dinner, but it's hard to swallow when there are yet more blowups. Cut to the Big Apple, where Jill mulls over going to the Virgin Islands to see all the drama in person.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 32 votes.

The Real Housewives of New York City - S11E15

#1 - Life Is Not a Cabaret (Season 11 - Episode 15)

Tinsley shares a recent picture of Ramona locking lips with Harry Dubin; Sonja loses it after leaving an AA meeting, but Luann doesn't let that rain on her cabaret parade; the women confront Luann over her selfish ways; Bethenny has a panic attack.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 75 votes.

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